The museum is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 1:00PM to 3:00PM. In order to best ensure the safety of our visitors and volunteers, masks will be available.

 

You can visit the Gouverneur Museum virtually… using our mobile our app. It was built for mobile devices, but can still be experienced with a computer.

Visit the Gouverneur Museum from Home  —  manse.oncell.com/

The Museum in "The Manse"

The Gouverneur Museum has artifacts on three floors, an exhibit building outside, an Annex at the Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fairgrounds, and an authentic one room schoolhouse.

The museum's collection was built from local donations and every object speaks to us from the past and links us to the real people who once owned it. Thanks to the generosity of area residents, the Museum houses thousands of items, many are quite unique.

The Museum's main building was built in 1904 and was once a three story Victorian home, the Presbyterian Manse. ​"The Manse" was purchased by the Historical Association in 1974 and opened as a museum on July 4, 1976. 

 

In 2015, the First Presbyterian Church building next door, along with the Manse, were placed on the National Historical Registry. Read more about the history of Gouverneur's First Presbyterian Church.

WELCOME HOME to our Campbell Kid and to Dapper Dan, the Prince of Toyland. Both have returned to us from the Hospital... they are happy, whole, and clean.

"The Village Park" by local artist Nonnie Caswell

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Gouverneur Benefactors

Many individuals have contributed to the Gouverneur community. These sixteen profiles give you a glimpse  into the lives and backgrounds of some of our historical benefactors. 

Read their stories.

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Gouverneur History Online

The books are also available for purchase in the Museum Shop. However, no copies of the Sesqui-Centennial History are available, but you can read the full text here at the Museum's website.

Gouverneur
A History 1805-1890
by Jane A.W. Parker

Gouverneur
Sesqui-Centennial History
1805 - 1955

Gouverneur
Bicentennial History
1805-2005

White marble texture with natural patter

© Gouverneur Museum and Historical Association

30 Church Street, Gouverneur, NY 13642

315-287-0570  |  315- 323-2654

The museum has stair chairs to the exhibit floors for accessibility. Wifi is enabled throughout.

We welcome donations; make your check payable to "Gouverneur Museum."